Bulletin 15 July 2018


Priest-in-Charge: Fr. Michael Achile Umameh

479 Langsett Road, Sheffield, S6 2LN.

Telephone: (0114) 2343580

Parish Deacon: Rev.Tony Strike

Parish Priest and Dean: Fr. John Cooke

Parish website: www.sacredheartsheffield.co.uk

Parish email: sacredheart479@gmail.com

Sunday 15 July 2018 – Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday 14th July, Vigil, 15th Sunday in Ord. Time


For the People of the Parish

Sunday 15th July, Mass, 15th Sunday in Ord. Time


Andrew & Annie Kirwan

Monday in the church Our Lady of Mt Carmel


Prayer of the Church. No Mass

Tuesday in the church


Prayer of the Church. No Mass.

Wednesday in the church



Thursday in the church



Friday in the church St Apollinaris



Saturday in the church St Lawrence of Brindisi



Saturday 21st July, Vigil, 16th Sunday in Ord. Time


For the People of the Parish

Sunday, 22nd July, Mass, 16th Sunday in Ord.Time


For the People of the Parish

Mass at Kirk Edge Monastery each day at 8am. Wednesdays: Rosary & Novena, 7.00pm in the Church.

Saturdays: 8.45am Morning Prayer, 9am Mass, 10am to 11am Confessions & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Please pray for all those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Jean Hynd, Michael West, Winifred Clarkson, John Turnbull, Ray Cashin, Oswald Doyle, Mark McCluskie, Patrick Wiseman, Patrick Donlon, Martin Casey, Ronald Brown, Jo Renshaw, Antoinette Marie Devaney, Joseph McCluskie, John Vincent Rotsey-Smith, Margaret Hudson, Christine Fearn and Philomena Scarpa. May they rest in peace.

Please pray for all those who are unwell at home or in hospital.

Thank you for last week’s collection of £ 488.96, plus your regular standing orders of £ 436.00 per week.

Mass information for 14 & 15 July – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time


  • Lesley Murray (Saturday) John Brennan (Sunday)


  • Gibson, Paul Zadik, Claire Brady (Saturday)

  • Rachel Woodley, Stephen Marlow, Brian Marsden (Sunday)

Eucharistic Ministers:

  • Walter Mswaka, Tina Varley*, Annette Murray (Saturday)

  • Juliet White, Barbara Parker*, Harry Priestley, Winefride Piasecki, Angela Day (Sunday)

Children’s Liturgy: In the Hall

Holy Communion Visits at home. If you know of anyone who needs to receive Holy Communion at home, please ring the parish on 2343580 or Chris Ashton on 2962514. Patient in hospital: Ring the voicemail on 2714999.

Church Cleaning:

  • Thursday 26th July,11am: Group 3: Pip Crane, Pat Deakin, Monique Fournier, Anita Gibson, Janina Klapas, Andrew & Ailsa Rodgers.

St Vincent de Paul: Mondays at 7.30pm. Chris Ashton

Toddler & Baby Group: Not until further notice.

Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsal: Tuesday 7th August, 7.30pm: Barbara Hartley

Art Class: Wednesdays 10am in the sacristy: Barbara Beatson

Contact Club: Wednesdays 1.30pm in the Sacristy.

Youth Friendship: Years 6,7 & 8. Please contact Fran Shiel

Presbytery Update

The Parish Council, along with members of the Parish F&P committee met on Wednesday to consider the next stage in the development work needed in the Presbytery. Mgr Des Sexton (Vicar General) Fr John Cooke (Dean and Parish Priest) and Tom Garrud (Diocesan Property Manager) attended the meeting to assist the review and advise on how work might be implemented. The outcome of the meeting was that initial, yet fundamental, works will begin as soon as estimates have been agreed, to ensure that basic health and safety requirements are in place for both those who reside in the presbytery and any groups using it. As the work on the Presbytery is on-going, further developments will continue to be discussed over the next weeks and months both at parish and diocesan level. There have been some rumours around which include that the Presbytery is to be sold and / or made into flats. This IS NOT the case and should anyone suggest this to you, please dispel this idea and give them the correct information. Further updates will be given as works are completed.

Please consider making your offertory donations to the Parish via Standing Order. Our account details: Diocese of Hallam Sacred Heart - Sort code 404107 - Account no. 21094319. Thank you.

Parish E-Mail Address: We are in the process of trying to reduce the amount of spam email we receive. In the next few months we will be decommissioning our old sacredheart479@btinternet.com email address. Most of you already use our main email address sacredheart479@gmail.com but if you don’t, please update your records. This will save a lot of time in the office sifting through unwanted e-mail. Thank you.

Padley Pilgrimage, TODAY Sunday 15th July, speaker the Bishop of Nottingham. Assemble Grindleford Station 3pm, where there is ample parking. Mass at 3.30pm. Hourly trains from Sheffield. Sat nav: S32 2JA. See poster at the back of church.

Walsingham: The annual diocesan pilgrimage to Walsingham is on Saturday 21st July. Coaches leave Pond Hill at 8a.m., returning at 9p.m. approx. £17 adults, £11 children & students. Contact Francesca Flynn 0114 2686247 or francesca@fmflynn.plus.com


(Fr. Michael’s Reflections)

The Missionary Dimension of Our Christian Vocation

Mark Twain once said: “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. For us who have been chosen and with the riches of his grace that He lavished upon us “The question is not, “Am I called?” The question for every Christian, rather, is “How am I called?” All Christians are called to be missionaries of the Gospel! As disciples then, Jesus gives us the gift of his power to preach repentance, cast out demons and to heal the sick (Mk 6:13). The gift of God’s love through the Holy Spirit also empowers and sends us into the world as witnesses of His love, prophets of His word and Sacraments.

Like Amos and the apostles, we are simply men and women touched and transformed by the joy of God’s love, who cannot keep this experience just to ourselves. For “the Gospel joy which enlivens the community of disciples is a missionary joy (EG, 21). Hence, the parish community becomes the privileged place where God’s call is born, nourished and expressed in mission. Even if at times we are burdened with the sense of our weaknesses and inadequacies, we must not yield to pessimism or become passive spectators in our parish community. God himself comes to cleanse our “unclean lips” and equip us for the mission: Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send and who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I, send me’” (Is 6:6-8).

Parish Safeguarding Representatives: Fiona O'Farrell and Andrew Hartley. For non-urgent matters, please contact Fiona in church after Mass on Sunday. For urgent matters go to the Hallam Safeguarding Team on 2566453.

School Job Vacancies are on the screen notice board at the back of church and also on the Diocesan website.

Bereavement Support: If you would like support at either Sacred Heart or St Marie's, please call the presbytery on 2343580 and your request will be passed to Sr Maire or Janina Klapas.

Please join us for refreshments in the hall after Mass.

Further Announcements

Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress “Adoremus” Liverpool 7-9 September 2018:

The bishops of England and Wales will hold a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool this year. Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church. The Echo Arena in Liverpool - which can accommodate 10,000 pilgrims - will be the home to a six-hour stage programme on the second day of the Congress, which will include a Congress Mass, keynote speakers and a drama highlighting the beauty of reverence and devotion. The day will conclude with Adoration.

If you would like to be one of six parish delegates for Saturday 8th September, then please give your name to our parish administrator Richard Cooper by email on sacredheart479@gmail.com or telephone 0114 2343580. The diocese will be organising coaches to get to and from Liverpool.

Gift Aid: The tax the parish can reclaim from HMRC is an important source of income and we would like to encourage any taxpayers who do not currently make their offering under Gift Aid to consider doing so. It is the best way of increasing your offering without it costing you more, since currently, the government will increase each £1 of your personal offering by a further 25p.For the parish to reclaim the tax on your offering, you, the taxpayer, need to make a Gift Aid declaration and we, the parish, need to have a record of the date and amount of your offerings. Offerings can be by standing order, cheque or cash in a numbered offertory envelope. Your Gift Aid Declaration will cover all donations recorded by the parish, including for the Food Pantry. You will find Gift Aid declaration forms at the back of church near the hymn books. When you have completed the form, please hand it either to the presbytery or drop it through the letterbox. Please be assured that the administration of Gift Aid is completely confidential. If you have any questions about Gift Aid, please call Janina Klapas. If you are considering making a gift to the Church in your will, information can be obtained by contacting the presbytery. Thank you for your continuing support. It is very much appreciated. Offertory envelopes are at the back of church. If you want to start using envelopes, please let us know.

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